Valve Purchases Campo Santo, Makers Of Firewatch And In The Valley Of Gods
In The Valley of Gods
(Last Updated On: April 21, 2018)

Campo Santo is likely praising the lucky stars that they’ve been acquired by Valve, the makers of Steam.

DSO Gaming spotted an update over on the Campo Santo blog, where the company confirmed that they’ve been acquired by Valve.

Campo Santo stated in the post…

“[…] we had a series of long conversations with the people at Valve and everyone shared the satisfaction we take in working with people whose talents dwarf our own to make things we never thought possible. Both sides spoke about our values and how, when you get right down to it, we, as human beings, are hard-limited by the time we have left when it comes to making the things we care about and believe in. They asked us if we’d all be interested in coming up to Bellevue and doing that there and we said yes.”

The post also reiterates that they will continue to make games, and that In The Valley of Gods will now be a title made under Valve’s label.

For those of you who don’t remember, In The Valley of Gods is a game about two black women who venture to Egypt back during the 1920s.

The trailer was heavily criticized for propagating the SJW agenda, and most people quickly criticized Campo Santa for perpetuating the trope of having black lesbians in a game.

Campo Santo’s trailer was met with enough criticism that the company disabled the comments on the video, and studio head Sean Vanaman went and began complaining publicly about how people view In The Valley of Gods as SJW propaganda.

This sort of backlash came also in part to Vanaman falsely accusing PewDiePie of racist behavior and attempting to file DMCA claims on PewDiePie’s videos featuring him playing Firewatch.

While Valve has previously announced that they were still making games, most people probably didn’t expect that the games would walking simulators or titles attached to studios with sketchy reputations.


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